In April 1972.

In April 1972, “RCA” label released the debut, self-titled Lou Reed album. It was recorded December 1971-January 1972, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Richard Robinson.


  • Lou Reed – vocals, guitar, arranger, keyboards
  • Steve Howe- guitar
  • Paul Keogh – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Caleb Quaye- acoustic and electric guitar, piano
  • Rick Wakeman- piano, keyboards
  • Les Hurdle – bass
  • Brian Odgers – bass
  • Clem Cattini- percussion
  • Helene Francois – harmony vocals
  • Kay Garner – harmony vocals
  • Mike Bobak – engineer
  • Tom Adams- cover art
  • Ronn Campisi – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Lou Reed except where noted.

  1. I Can’t Stand It
  2. Going Down
  3. Walk and Talk It
  4. Lisa Says
  5. Berlin
  6. I Love You
  7. Wild Child
  8. Love Makes You Feel
  9. Ride into the Sun – Lou Reed,John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Maureen Tucker
  10. Ocean

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